Monday, May 25, 2015

Julia Mayberry

Distal radius fractures: Is surgery necessary?

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 5:30 AM
As a result of icy and brutally cold weather conditions, we are seeing an increasing amount of injuries from FOOSH: Fall on outstretched hand. These injuries have an impact on proper hand and wrist function. Some of the most common injuries we see this time of year are distal radius fractures (broken... Read more

When does ‘tennis elbow’ mean surgery?

Monday, December 1, 2014, 5:30 AM
Lateral epicondylitis more popularly known as “Tennis Elbow” affects approximately 1-3% of population annually. It may occur in non-athletes and athletes alike. Interestingly enough, only about 5% of patients with tennis elbow are in fact tennis players. Treatment for this condition is... Read more

Tennis elbow not just for the Serena Williams’ of the world

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 5:30 AM
“Tennis elbow” has less to do with tennis as you might think. This painful condition, in more medical terms referred to as "lateral epicondylitis," develops on the outer portions of the elbow as a result of repetitive overuse. During the warm weather months when people are more active... Read more

Treatment for acute and chronic thumb ligament injuries

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 5:30 AM
In my previous blog, I briefly talked about skier's thumb, a very commonly missed injury to the ligaments of the thumb. Skier's thumb is an acute tear to one of the stabilizing ligaments to the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. It usually occurs as a result of falling on an outstretched hand... Read more

'Gamekeeper's thumb' and how it affects athletes

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4:33 PM
On a day like today, skiing may be the last thing on your mind. But I wanted to discuss an injury that can be easily missed for being a lot less obvious than a broken bone, but not any less important and perhaps more difficult to manage. ‘Skier’s thumb’ is an acute injury to one... Read more

Yoga and wrist pain: Listen to your body!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 5:30 AM
I wanted to open a discussion regarding association of wrist pain and exercise that requires increased weight bearing on upper extremities. In my practice, I see patients from mixed demographics with complaints of wrist pain. In fact, wrist pain happens to be one of the most searchable conditions on... Read more

CrossFit beginners: Choose wisely!

Friday, December 6, 2013, 5:30 AM
With increasing popularity of the CrossFit training program, we have been seeing some happy customers as well as the other side of the spectrum — very bad injuries. It seems like the level of happiness with WODs depends largely on the credibility of the program. A little bit of background information:... Read more
About this blog

Whether you are a weekend warrior, an aging baby boomer, a student athlete or just someone who wants to stay active, this blog is for you. Read about our growing list of expert contributors here.

J. Ryan Bair, PT, DPT, SCS Founder and Owner of FLASH Sports Physical Therapy, Board Certified in Sports Physical Therapy
Brian Cammarota, MEd, ATC, CSCS, CES Partner at Symetrix Sports Performance
Ellen Casey, MD Physician with Drexel University Sports Medicine
Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT, OCS Co-owner of Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
Michael G. Ciccotti, M.D. Head Team Physician for Phillies & St. Joe's; Rothman Institute
Julie Coté, PT, MPT, OCS, COMT Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Justin D'Ancona Philly.com
Peter F. DeLuca, M.D. Head Team Physician for Eagles, Head Orthopedic Surgeon for Flyers; Rothman Institute
Joel H. Fish, Ph.D. Director of The Center For Sport Psychology; Sports Psychology Consultant for 76ers & Flyers
R. Robert Franks, D.O. Team Physician for USA Wrestling, Consultant for Phillies; Rothman Institute
Ashley B. Greenblatt, ACE-CPT Certified Personal Trainer, The Sporting Club at The Bellevue
Brian Maher, BS, CSCS Owner, Philly Personal Training
Julia Mayberry, M.D. Attending Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon, Main Line Hand Surgery P.C.
Jim McCrossin, ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach, Flyers and Phantoms
Gavin McKay, NASM-CPT Founder/Franchisor, Unite Fitness
Heather Moore, PT, DPT, CKTP Owner of Total Performance Physical Therapy, North Wales and Hatfield, PA
Kelly O'Shea Senior Producer, Philly.com
Tracey Romero Sports Medicine Editor, Philly.com
David Rubenstein, M.D. Sports Medicine Surgeon, Rothman Institute
Robert Senior Event coverage, Sports Doc contributor
Justin Shaginaw, MPT, ATC Athletic Trainer for US Soccer Federation; Aria 3B Orthopaedic Institute
Thomas Trojian MD, CAQSM, FACSM Associate Chief of the Division of Sports Medicine at Drexel University
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